BOSTON – Recently, State Senator Nick Collins, State Representative David Biele and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) announced several grant awards for greenspace improvements to Marine Park in South Boston.

The awards are a part of the 2021 Partnerships Matching Funds Program. The program, administered by DCR, provides vital matching funds for projects that improve or enhance the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, and recreational resources.

“I want to thank our partners in the Baker Administration, at DCR, and in the parks advocacy and non-profit community for their continued commitment to the improvement of our shared greenspaces, playgrounds, and memorials,” said Senator Nick Collins. “These funds for South Boston will enhance our community spaces in Marine Park for generations to come.”

“These state grants will help improve our community’s use and enjoyment of playgrounds, memorials and park space in Marine Park,” said Rep. Biele. “Thank you to the Baker Administration and the Department of Conservation and Recreation for these investments in our community’s green space and to residents for their efforts in submitting proposals for community-based projects to work on in partnership with the state.”

The grants total more than $220,000. All projects are managed by DCR to oversee the implementation of the project with considerable consultation from contributing partners and other stakeholders.

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